Workplace Skills Enhancement

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

WKO 106 : Workplace Skills

This course is an overview of issues relevant to the general workforce. The course is designed to enhance students’ communication, lifelong learning, interpersonal, and decision-making skills in preparation for employment.

hours

3

WKO 141 : MSSC Safety Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to safety in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include: Work in a safe an productive manufacturing workplace; Perform safety and environmental inspections; Perform emergency drills and participate in emergency teams; Identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action; Provide safety orientation for all employees; Train personnel to use equipment safely; Suggest process and procedures that support safety of work environment; Fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation and repair; Monitor safe equipment and operator performance; Utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices.

This course is equivalent to AUT 102.   Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in Safety.  Students completing courses WKO 141, 142, 143 and 144 will receive the Certified Production Technician credential.

hours

3

WKO 142 : MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to quality practices and measurement in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include: Participate in periodic internal quality audit activities; Check calibration of gages and other data collection equipment; Suggest continuous improvements; Inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications; Document the results of quality problems; Communicate quality problems; Take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality; Record process outcomes and trends; Identify fundamentals of blueprint reading; Use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools.  

This course is equivalent to ADM 106.  Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in quality practices and measurement.  Students completing courses WKO 141, 142, 143 and 144 will receive the Certified Production Technician credential.

hours

3

Prerequisites

WKO 143 : MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to manufacturing processes and production in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include: Identify customer needs; Determine resources available for the production process; Set up equipment for the production process; Set team production goals; Make job assignments; Coordinate work flow with team members and other work groups; Communicate production and material requirements and product specifications; Preform and monitor the process to make the product; Document product and process compliance with customer requirements; Prepare final product for shipping or distribution. 

This course is equivalent to AUT 144.  Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in manufacturing processes and production.  Students completing courses WKO 141, 142, 143 and 144 will receive the Certified Production Technician credential.

hours

3

Prerequisites

WKO 144 : MSSC Maintenance Awareness Course

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to maintenance awareness in a manufacturing environment.  Topics covered include: Prepare preventative maintenance and routine repair; Monitor indicators to ensure correct operations; Perform all housekeeping to maintain production schedule; Recognize potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, including knowledge of when to inform maintenance personnel about problems with; electrical systems; pneumatic systems; hydraulic systems; machine automation systems; lubrication systems; bearings and couplings. 

This course is equivalent to MET 220.  Students completing this course will receive an MSSC certificate in maintenance awareness.  Students completing courses WKO 141, 142, 143 and 144 will receive the Certified Production Technician credential.

hours

3

Prerequisites